With a design that is based on its sibling, the M-900iB/360, the FANUC M-900iB/280 is a rigid, precise robot. FANUC went back to the drawing board with this model, giving the J3 arm more stiffness, which allows this model to be the ultimate M-900iB for precision. While the M900iB/280 is suited for a variety of different material handling applications, it shines when used for material removal processes, like routing, cutting, deburring, and drilling, where the tooling requires pressure and accuracy is an absolute must.
While the rigidity of the M-900iB/280 is one of the main features, this robot is still considered flexible. It can be mounted to the floor, ceiling, wall, or at an angle, and while it is stiff, it is still flexible enough to perform applications that require the six degrees of freedom.
The M900iB/280 also boasts a smaller footprint for a powerful robot. With a footprint of only 830mm x 610mm, an average power consumption of 3kW, when running on a 380-575 voltage 50/60Hz 3 phase power supply, and an acoustic noise level of 73.9 decibels, this robot doesn't take up a lot of room, while still having a lot of power and reach, and the ability to run fairly quietly in your shop. The body of the M-900iB/280 has an IP54 rating, which means it is protected from dust and splashing water. It has an optional IP56 rating, which would allow the body to withstand waterjet cleaning. The wrist and J3 arm of the robot is rated at IP67, making it dust-proof and able to withstand being immersed in up to 1m of water.
This rigid, powerful robot is a great addition to any machining or tooling shop.